Apparently President Bush has achieved full buy-in (even from terrorists themselves) about the direct connections between all terrorism and violence and the Iraqi war. It turns out that those gunmen who attacked a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia did so in an effort to prevent the upcoming Iraqi elections:
From Bush: “The attacks in Saudi Arabia remind us that the terrorists are still on the move. They’re interested in affecting the will of free countries. They want us to leave Saudi Arabia. They want us to leave Iraq. They want us to grow timid and weary in the face of their willingness to kill randomly and kill innocent people. And that’s why these elections in Iraq are very important … I think that the capacity of these killers to stop an election would send a wrong signal to the world and send a wrong signal to the Iraqi people themselves.”
Sometimes I wonder whether, at this point, he really believes this stuff?